2001 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship Awarded to Phillip M. Edwards

The Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society is pleased to award this year’s Lucille M. Wert Scholarship Award to Mr. Phillip M. Edwards. Mr. Edwards graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. He will begin work towards a MLS in the fall at the University of Michigan. While at SUNY Mr. Edwards worked as a reference assistant in the Science and Engineering Library. He has demonstrated academic achievement as a chemist which he is combining with his interest in the organization and retrieval information. It is with great pleasure that we present this award to Mr. Phillip M. Edwards and welcome him into the field of chemical information.

The Scholarship award consists of a $1000 grant and a certificate.


In 1989, the Division established the annual Student Scholarship Award to recognize chemists pursuing graduate studies in information, library, or computer science, leading to a career in chemical information. The Award consists of a certificate and a $1000 stipend. It is usually presented at an ACS Local Section meeting in the vicinity of the recipient's residence or school. The award was renamed in 1996 to honor the late Lucille M. Wert.

Lucille was Professor Emeritus of Library Administration/Chemistry Librarian at the University of Illinois. She previously worked as a technical librarian at the University of Chicago, University of Iowa and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joanne Witiak, CINF Awards Committee Chair
June 1, 2001